Christmas Eve at Central Union Church

A small Christmas Angel

Good Morning, God!

I’m up early — just to say THANK YOU for Christmas — then I shall go back to bed, back to sleep. Last night Kit, Suzy and I had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner at Duc’s on Maunakea Street.

Before dinner we went the Children’s Service at Central Union Church. What fun to be sitting there with little angels and shepherds and more than a few kings in front of us in the pews! I must say, we were also surrounded by grandparents with iPhones and video cameras! It was all about “seeing” the children as they took turns going up to see “Baby Jesus.” The congregation sang the appropriate carol as children processed up to see “Baby Jesus.” They went up in flocks by their costume — angels, shepherds, animals, and kings — followed by all the rest of the children.

At the end of the service I waited expectantly for music on which to process out. No music. No exiting! Everyone — including Suzy and then me — went forward to take more photos!

It takes me back to my one and only time as pageant director. Somehow, I thought it would be more artistic if it was played out in the dark. Duh! What was I thinking? Now I can laugh. But I was lucky I wasn’t tarred and feathered — more feathered than this little angel!

Ah, the Mistakes and Blunders we have made. Yes, make that the Mistakes and Blunders I have made.

But, back to Christmas Eve! The church was filled with poinsettias — 250 of them — in memory of dear dear Frannie. Her husband shared that with me and he was obviously pleased — as well he should have been. What a lovely way to share his love and his sorrow.

Love and Sorrows fill our lives, God. Fill our Hearts. How important it is that You are Willing/Wanting to Enter Into  Our Hearts. Oh Come. Please Come, Emmanuel.

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One comment on “Christmas Eve at Central Union Church
  1. adriana says:

    Margie,
    Merry CHRISTMAS to you and your entire family; how well we remember the wonderful services we experienced at CUC. We are at Tina’s home in Saratoga Springs,NY, a far cry from the Hawaiian Christmases we had experienced. Loved the sweet Christmas Children’s Service as well.
    Love,
    Adriana

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